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The African Folk Soul of Bongos Ikwue: Beloved Nigerian Singer-Songwriter’s First U.S. Release

The African Folk Soul of Bongos Ikwue: Beloved Nigerian Singer-Songwriter’s First U.S. Release

The 1970’s were an extremely fertile era for music. In America, progressive soul and funk broke new ground while London spawned the punk rock scene and Kingston, Jamaica gave the world roots reggae. In Nigeria, an extraordinarily diverse and dynamic cultural scene yielded not only Fela’s Afrobeat and juju’s peak with Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey but also myriad rock and funk groups such as BLO and The Funkees. One of the most popular singers on the Nigeria scene at that time was Bongos Ikwue, whose personalized style of African folk and American soul music made him completely unique

Maki Oh | Label to Watch

Maki Oh | Label to Watch

Maki Oh | Label to Watch

On the Bright Side | Lagos Fashion Week

On the Bright Side | Lagos Fashion Week

The Lagos Fashion Week is set to run March 6 thru the 11th.

Charly Boy is My Nigerian Idol

Charly Boy is My Nigerian Idol

It’s only recently that I became aware of Nigerian Idol.

Multinational Debut Novelists Take New York

Multinational Debut Novelists Take New York

It is easy to assume that a writer’s debut novel will take an at least partially autobiographical form. We imagine authors living their stories before putting them onto paper; their voices emerge once they manage to organize their thoughts and observations into a narrative. Only then, with their distinct selves discovered, structured, and shared, are […]

It’s Lights, Action…NOLLYWOOD!

It’s Lights, Action…NOLLYWOOD!

The Nigerian film industry is #2 in the entire world…

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